Bajan businessman opposing compulsory acquisition of his land

(Barbados Nation) A businessman is taking legal action to prevent the Government from compulsorily acquiring a portion of his land to give to his competitor.

Brian Cozier, whose company owns 7.5 acres of industrially zoned land at Vaucluse, St Thomas, which is used to recycle metal for export, told the WEEKEND NATION yesterday he was shocked when he saw a newspaper advertisement on August 21, announcing that Government was seeking to acquire a portion of his land for “environmental protection”.

He said he has discovered that the land is to be utilized by his competitor Paul Bynoe of B’s Recycling Plant at Cane Garden, St Thomas, for the relocation of his recycling business.

Cozier, who owns Scrap Man Metal Recycling Plant located at Vaucluse, said when late Prime Minister David Thompson and other Government officials announced last year that the land at Vaucluse was being developed for Bynoe’s recycling plant, he thought they were referring to land east of his, which is owned by Government and occupied by the Mangrove Waste Transfer Station.

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